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Obama: Congress was consulted in POW release

Obama: Congress was consulted in POW release

President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his decision to release five Afghan detainees from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for freeing an American soldier, saying his administration had consulted with Congress…

States already moving to derail carbon cutbacks

States already moving to derail carbon cutbacks

As President Barack Obama prepares to announce tougher new air quality standards, lawmakers in several states already are trying to blunt the impact on aging coal-fired power plants that feed…

Republicans claim Obama broke law to free soldier

Republicans claim Obama broke law to free soldier

Two Republican lawmakers on Saturday accused President Barack Obama of breaking the law by approving the release of five Afghan detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in exchange for a…

Obama wants more rules on power plants

Obama wants more rules on power plants

President Barack Obama launched a show of support Friday for new emissions rules for power plants, putting the weight of the White House behind the government’s controversial strategy for combating…

VA boss Shinseki resigns under fire

VA boss Shinseki resigns under fire

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned Friday in a personal meeting with President Barack Obama, shortly after publicly apologizing for deep problems plaguing the agency’s health care system that Obama…

Obama calls for more mentors for minority boys

Obama calls for more mentors for minority boys

President Barack Obama is calling on all Americans to get involved with his push to reverse underachievement among young minority men by getting involved with mentorship and tutoring programs. The…

Obama touts energy policy as new rules loom

Obama touts energy policy as new rules loom

Setting the stage for upcoming restrictions on coal-fired power plants, the Obama administration is making a concerted effort to cast its energy policy as an economic success that is creating…

Can Obama recast America’s postwar foreign policy?

Can Obama recast America’s postwar foreign policy?

As the nation emerges from more than a decade of war, President Barack Obama is seeking to recast U.S. foreign policy as an endeavor aimed at building international consensus and…

Congress wants Obama to get in Russia’s face

Congress wants Obama to get in Russia’s face

Congress is stepping up pressure on the White House to confront Russia over allegations that it is cheating on a key nuclear arms treaty — a faceoff that could further…

Obama leads nation in celebrating Memorial Day

Obama leads nation in celebrating Memorial Day

President Barack Obama led the nation in commemorating Memorial Day, declaring the United States has reached “a pivotal moment” in Afghanistan with the end of war approaching. Obama, who returned…